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Q. Is it always necessary for the dogs to 'lock up' to have a successful breeding?
Question: I am currently attempting to breed my female lab. We tried one season before but we were unsuccessful. The male is very interested however he appears too big. I have read through the question and answers and I am in the process of using a lubricant and elevating the female just a bit. The male is making contact but the minute he makes contact my female is trying to turn around and nip him. Do the male and female need to lock up in order to have a successful session ?

Thank you for any help you may offer. Totally exhausted in Texas.

A. Yes they need to TIE to have a successful breeding. The VERY RARE exception that they don’t is not worth mentioning because it's not going to happen to you. Not unless you have won the lottery twice.

It is time to get a breeding specialist vet involved.

There are many things that may not be right – the bitch may not be at the right point in here cycle. You cannot tell this a vet can – if he is good. Not all vets are good.
  
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